When I was a young mum, I heard many tales on how to stop babies and toddlers from sucking their thumbs.
The previous two generations of mums had spent weeks, months, even years, discouraging thumb sucking; mostly because of fears of dental misalignment, or decay.
(anyone out there know how to remove this annoying underlining?)
So when I found these on the supermarket shelf I was dumbfounded.
First on the ingredients list is sugar, followed by glucose syrup. Definitely not good for the teeth..
These are designed to sit on a child's thumb, via a hole in the base, so imitating the undesirable trait once desperately discouraged by so many mums.
Like so...(it's a little blurry, my hands were shaky)
Plus, the guy on the wrapper looks evil. To me anyway.